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Sony S1 and S2 tablets get a release date update, silent assassins?

We have some good news for those of you who have been keeping an eye on the elusive Sony S1 and S2 tablet devices, as we have some welcome release updates to give you. It looks like Sony’s upcoming entry into the tablet market will be first happening in Europe.

Sony’s marketing group has sent a private note via email to Engadget, informing them that a unnamed tablet device will be releasing at the end of September in the UK. Also, the device or devices will be available to pre-order starting from August, but the note didn’t highlight the names S1 and S2.

Considering that Sony went into detail on how it competes with the iPad and offers ‘unique design features’, it doesn’t take a genius to work out that they are obviously referring to their S1 and S2 tablets, both of which will be fully PlayStation certified if you remember.

Why are Sony being secretive about them though? It would make sense to us if they make this thing as public as they can as right now, as the S1 and S2 have somewhat slipped off the radar with the general public not knowing a thing or two about them. Especially if the device is available to pre-order in two months time, that doesn’t leave much time for Sony and their marketing department to get us all interested in their first tablet devices.

Aside from being a PlayStation certified device, both the S1 and S2 will be running on Android 3.0 Honeycomb and will also come with Sony Qriocity music features. No word on when it’s out in US yet, but we have a feeling both are going to be in very high demand.

Which one suits your taste best though? The S1 with it’s traditional tablet form and curved design at the back, or the totally unique S2 and it’s clamshell features? We’ll update you when we have more details for you.



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